Webinar “Decent Work for Early Childhood Education Workers: Ten years after the adoption of the ILO Guidelines, where do we stand?” – 30 November 2023

Education International (EI) and Education and Solidarity Network (ESN) invite you to participate in the webinar “Decent Work for Early Childhood Education Workers: Ten years after the adoption of the ILO Guidelines, where do we stand?” on 30 November at 15:00 CET until 16:30 CET (Brussels time).

A recent EI study revealed that Early Childhood Education (ECE) staff were among the education workers whose employment conditions had suffered most from the pandemic. Now it is underfunding and teacher shortages that are severely affecting staff in the sector.

During this webinar, a panel of experts from academia and organizations such as the ILO, UNESCO, the OECD and the Danish Union of Early Childhood and Youth Educators (BUPL) will look at the latest developments in the sector – particularly in terms of the status and working conditions of ECE staff – and examine the implementation of ILO guidelines and the ways in which they can help to address new trends.

The webinar will also provide an opportunity to discuss the results of the study analyzing the progress made in implementing the ILO Guidelines on the Promotion of Decent Work for Early Childhood Education Personnel and what they can contribute, as well as to exchange views on the data from the recently published International Barometer of the Health and Well-being of Education Personnel (I-BEST). This barometer provides important insights into the health and well-being of ECE staff in many countries including Argentina, Cameroon, Canada and France, among others.

You can register for the webinar by clicking here. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to the webinar. Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.